Adult Digital Camera Courses

For the adult digital camera courses, the student will gain a fundamental photography knowledge coupled with the practical skills of digital photography, which will enable them to improve the quality of their digital images.

Petworth Landscape Photography Course

June 25th 10-4pm

Understand exposure and composition on our Landscape Photography course surrounded by Petworth’s inspiring landscapes from majestic views over the 700 acres Capability Brown landscaped deer park to striking scenes framed by the historic monuments in the Pleasure Grounds.

The course will cover:

  • the exposure triangle: aperture, shutter speed and ISO
  •  how to use aperture to achieve amazingly sharp images
  • white Balance
  • camera Settings
  • focus: Manual vs Auto
  • shutter speeds: tripod vs. hand held
  • composition – the art of looking for a great composition in camera
  • accessories such as tripods, neutral density filters and polarisers- when and how to use them

The course runs from 10-4pm, costing £125 per person. A course booklet, tea, coffee and lunch are included in the course fee. A D-SLR or bridge camera is suggested for the course. Booking can be made with paypal below or contact me to pay with bank transfer or cheque. The course can accommodate up to 15 people, with Lillie and a colleague teaching the course.

 
 

Digital Camera Mechanics Course

It is likely that you are currently shooting in auto button mode and have an ambition to become more accomplished photographer. This is a first-step course, which provides you with the initial training to help achieve your photographic aspiration.

  • Understanding exposure and metering modes
  • Operating the camera in manual, along with semi-manual settings
  • Image Quality (ISO & File formats)
  • Focusing & metering modes
  • White Balance
  • Basic Composition, looking at famous work and understanding why they are considered good images
  • Understand which lens to use in different situations, and ensure your images are sharply focused
  • Be able to take well exposed images
  • Take more interesting images by using methods such as controlling depth of field, freezing/blurring movement, composition methods etc.

The fee is £70 pounds per class, and payment is due upon booking. Tea and coffee is included, along with a course booklet for you to keep and review. The courses will take place at Treacle Gallery in Shere. I am always happy to field questions afterwards via email, and please feel free to share your new images as well.

You can book with paypal below or contact me to book and pay via BT or cheque or for more information.

Intermediate Digital Camera Course

Have you taken a digital camera course before, learned about your camera and would like to progress to the next level? If so, this course is for you.

Brief overview of camera mechanics, to dust off your f-stops, iso’s and shutter speeds.

  • Manual Exposure
  • Over and under exposure, when and how to use it.
  • High and low ISO
  • Motion – good blur and bad blur
  • Aperture and Shutter’s in-depth relationship
  • Learn to how to better compose your photographs in camera rather than on screen
  • Natural Light – how to capture it in your landscapes and use it to complement your portraiture
  • Introduction to Flash photography
  • Gear- what’s good, what’s fun and what’s not.
  • Introduction to Lightroom and tips for processing

The fee is £70 pounds per class, and payment is due upon booking. Tea and coffee is included, along with a course booklet for you to keep and review. The courses will take place at Treacle Gallery in Shere. I am always happy to field questions afterwards via email, and please feel free to share your new images as well.

You can book with paypal below or contact me to book and pay via BT or cheque or for more information.

 
The course material is presented in both a written and visual form, I will show you photographs to help you understand the techniques and also show you how to do it directly on your own camera.

A digital camera, preferably a camera with manual settings is preferred. Classes are limited to 6 people to make sure everyone has a good understanding of their own camera at the end of the session.

This course is part classroom-based tutorials, practical demonstrations and hands on practice. You will be taken outside into the Surrey hills and on return will review the images.

Class dates:
Digital Camera Course

  • Gift Voucher for a course in 2017
  • May 20th, 10-2pm
  • September 9th, 10-2pm
  • November 25th, 10-2pm

Intermediate Digital Camera Course

  • October 14th, 10-2pm

Landscape Photography Course at Petworth House: June 25th 10-4pm

 
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It was such fun to meet you and have my lesson today.  I loved the no-nonsense and ‘let’s make it easy’ approach. So many professional photographers almost seem to rejoice in mystifying their art and while I’m sure there are loads of things that are very much beyond a jobbing photographer like me, it was just great to have so many of the basic things explained in clear terms and with patience and lots of memory aids. Just to sort out what buttons do what was fantastic. You are a very good teacher.
A. Phillips, local head teacher

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